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Septuagenarian arrested for 'opposing Vietnamese State'

Monday, May 25, 2020, 12:09 GMT+7
Septuagenarian arrested for 'opposing Vietnamese State'

Ho Chi Minh City police officers have arrested a 70-year-old man for an investigation into his opposition to the Vietnamese State.

Nguyen Tuong Thuy had been apprehended on charges of “making, storing, spreading information, materials and items for the purpose of opposing the Socialist Republic of Vietnam State,” the municipal Department of Police said on Sunday.

Thuy, 70, hails from the northern province of Nam Dinh but he lives in Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh City police had earlier arrested Pham Chi Dung, a 54-year-old man from the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap who redides in Ho Chi Minh City, on November 21 on the same charges.

Officers said that Dung had blatantly broken the law, adversely impacting social stability and negatively influencing the security and order of the city.

The municipal police then expanded their probe into Dung’s case and captured Thuy on Saturday.

Police officers searched Thuy’s home in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi and confiscated many documents and exhibits in association with his violations.

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